Friday, March 21, 2014

A short overview of NOII-Ottawa

This was a presentation created by one of our members as a short overview of the practices and history of NOII. Click to full-screen for a better experience.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Reclaiming Citizenship, Rejecting Double Punishment: Deepan speaks in Ottawa

Come out to hear Deepan and join in the discussion.

Date: Wednesday, February 26th 
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Jack Purcell Community Centre, Room 101 
(320 Jack Purcell Lane)

Deepan Budlakoti is an Ottawa-born construction worker and activist who, in 2010, was stripped of his citizenship by the Canadian government. He is now a stateless person pitted in an incredible battle against the Conservative government over his entitlement to citizenship. The government is attempting to deport him to his parents' homeland, India, a country where he has never lived and does not have citizenship. See more info about his story here: www.justicefordeepan.org

Deepan is currently in Ottawa (back from his tour) to tell his story and seek support. He will be speaking about his experiences as a young man in criminal prison, in immigration detention, and his current conditions as a stateless person. His struggle connects to issues of criminalization, racial profiling, prisons, immigration detention and, more broadly, questions of identity, belonging and borders. Who is entitled to Canadian citizenship? Who is excluded and how are exclusions justified? Who is subject to deportation and double punishment?

Local event organized by No One Is Illegal - Ottawa. Join us on Facebook at No One Is Illegal - Ottawa or www.noii-ottawa.blogspot.ca

Accessibility Notes:
  • French whisper translation will be provided.
  • Volunteers with laptops will be available for transcribing.
  • Childminding will be available through volunteers.
  • Please notify us of other accessibility needs by emailing us at noiiottawa@gmail.com

Tour organized by:
Justice for Deepan Committee
www.justicefordeepan.org
justicefordeepan@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/JusticeForDeepanBudlakoti

Thursday, January 30, 2014

NOII Ottawa Weekly Meeting (February 9)

Join us for our weekly meeting for core and network members on Sunday, February 9 at 12:30pm. The meeting will take place at MacOrdum Library at Carleton University in Study Room#462. 

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If you're joining us, we'd like everyone (if it's within your capacity) to bring food to share as the meeting will also be a potluck. We'll eat and share throughout the meeting. Regardless of your level of commitment you are more than welcome to join us, we like to see new faces. 

Accommodation Needs: The space is wheelchair accessible. We will also provide childminding. For other accommodation needs, please email us at noiiottawa [at] gmail [dot] com.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NOII Ottawa Weekly Meeting (January 27)

Join us for our weekly meeting for core and network members on Monday, January 27 at 6:00pm. The meeting will take place at the AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO) at 251 Bank St, Suite 700.

If you're joining us, we'd like everyone (if it's within your capacity) to bring food to share as the meeting will also be a potluck. We'll eat and share throughout the meeting. Regardless of your level of commitment you are more than welcome to join us, we like to see new faces. 

Accommodation Needs: The space is wheelchair accessible. We will also provide childminding. For other accommodation needs, please email us at noiiottawa [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

NOII reLaunch Conference

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Check out our pictures from our conference held in Ottawa from November 1-2!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

NOII-Ottawa Weekly Meeting

Join us this Saturday (November 23) at 2pm for our weekly meeting for core and network members.

The meeting will take place at MacOdrum Library on the Carleton University campus in Room 409/410.

If you're joining us, we'd like everyone (if it's within your capacity) to bring food to share as the meeting will also be a potluck. We'll eat and share throughout the meeting.

Regardless of your level of commitment you are more than welcome to join us, we like to see new faces. Accommodation Needs: The space is wheelchair accessible. We will also provide childminding. For other accommodation needs, please email us at noiiottawa [at] gmail [dot] com

Monday, November 18, 2013

Reportback from our conference

The NOII-Ottawa “Building Movement” conference and (re)launch, November 1-2, was a great success! In both size and energy, the conference exceeded our expectations. Dozens of people participated over the two days, developing skills, sharpening analysis, drawing inspiration, and strengthening links.


The Friday evening opening panel “Freedom to move, freedom to stay, freedom to return!” kicked off the weekend’s activities. Bringing rich organizing experiences and insights, panelists offered perspectives to help us struggle more effectively for migrant justice while also fighting Canadian colonialism. The Saturday workshops and panels provided detailed introductions to the immigration system, organizing, and casework, and opened up crucial discussions about Indigenous solidarity, migration, and migrant labor. Activists and organizers from Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto all contributed to these sessions. And throughout the day, we were energized by the gorgeous art installation from the Artist Bloc of the Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal. In the evening, we were joined by revolutionary and powerful spoken word artists, musicians, and DJs at the Fall Down Gallery to celebrate the end of the conference through dancing and listening.

We are now excited to build on the connections and momentum we developed through this conference. As part of this, we are looking forward to developing deeper Indigenous solidarity, disability justice, and queer/trans immigration analysis and practice in our organizing. We are also continuing to reflect on and learn from the conference experience. Please email us at noiiottawa@gmail.com with your feedback!
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